The number 30 double-decker bus in Tavistock Square, which was destroyed by a bomb

My 7/7: A lonely walk through a shattered London

Journal columnist Hilton Dawson on his memories of the July 7 bombings 10 years ago

Review of the year: July - September

New era for United, but Rock crumbles The Journal’s review of the year continues today as Chloe Griffiths takes a look back at the stories that grabbed the headlines from July to September.

Player by player

FABULOUS Flournoy’s summer has been a hectic one, with the American having worked around the clock in order to assemble a roster he feels can help Newcastle dominate the BBL this season.

Express delivery of new rail deal

MINISTERS yesterday awarded transport firm National Express the new East Coast rail franchise amid fears over fare hikes and questions over the £1.4bn price tag of the deal.

No panic – but public urged to be vigilant

PEOPLE across the North-East are urged to be more vigilant and report anything suspicious to police as emergency services remain on high alert nationwide following the terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow.

Stoical travellers say, don’t let them win

TOURISTS at Newcastle Airport were yesterday undeterred by the heightened security alert, with most more concerned about potential flight disruption than a terror attack.

Army out of Armagh

Another major milestone in Northern Ireland's return to normality will be reached today when the last soldiers are pulled out of South Armagh.

Britain `voices concern' at threat to Rushdie

Britain voiced "deep concern" yesterday after a Pakistani minister appeared to state that Salman Rushdie's knighthood justified suicide bombings.

Wall that casts a very long shadow

Anyone old enough to recall the 1967 war, whose 40th anniversary occurred last week, will surely remember the world-wide wave of sympathy for Israel.

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Call for GNER tax probe

SPENDING watchdogs have been urged to investigate whether taxpayers’ money was wasted in the collapse of the East Coast rail franchise.

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Call for inquiry into collapse of rail deal

Spending watchdogs have been urged to investigate whether taxpayers' money was wasted in the collapse of the East Coast rail franchise.

C4 rejects pleas from princes

Channel 4 stood firm last night over its decision to use photographs from the scene of the Princess Diana car crash in a documentary - despite pleas from Princes William and Harry.

Police get 'away with murder'

The family of Jean Charles de Menezes accused the Metropolitan Police of "getting away with murder" yesterday after 11 officers escaped punishment over his death.

Police question bomber's widow

The widow of July 7 suicide bomber Mohammed Sidique Khan was among four people being held last night after anti-terror raids linked to the London bombings.

Blair orders review into MI5's actions

Pressure on MI5 intensified yesterday as Tony Blair ordered a review into its handling of intelligence about two of the July 7 bombers, while demand for a public inquiry ratcheted up a gear.

MI5 let 7/7 killers slip from its grasp

Survivors of the July 7 bombings, bereaved relatives and politicians last night demanded an official inquiry into how the Security Service allowed murderous terrorists to slip through its fingers.

'We were not told the truth'

Jacqui Putnam, a survivor of the Edgware bomb in July 2005, said last night: "We were told that the 7/7 bombers were working alone and that they were just guys who got together and decided to do this without visiting any other agency and now we know that they were part of an organised network."

Cost of fighting crime

Police overtime bills in the North-East have soared by more than £7m in the 10 years since Labour came to power, official figures have revealed.

Accused of bomb plot

Three men were charged yesterday with conspiring with the July 7 suicide bombers to target London's tourist attractions and its transport network.

Be prepared for the unexpected because disasters DO happen

Small businesses are being urged to ensure they are fully prepared for the effects of climate change, as new figures show that millions are unprepared to cope in the repercussions of storms, flooding or other disasters.


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Culture Editor
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Business Editor
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Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer